Peach Ice Cream
SERVES 6 – 8
This ice cream recipe is pure, simple, and flavored with the freshest peaches available. To us, it defines the summer season.
1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
2 egg yolks
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
1 pint ripe peaches, chopped, with peel on
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
1. Place milk in the top of a double boiler and bring just to a simmer over gently boiling water over medium heat.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and 3/4 cup of the sugar in a mixing bowl. Lightly whisk 1/4 cup of the hot milk into egg mixture, then whisk egg mixture into remaining milk in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture is thick enough to coat back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
3. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl; stir in 1 1/4 cups heavy cream; refrigerate until cold.
4. Combine peaches, remaining sugar, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl; the peel will add a rosy color. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.